Did You Know This Famous ‘Star Wars’ Voice Actor Had A Cameo In ‘Book Of Boba Fett’?
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Warning: This page contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1: "Stranger in a Strange Land," now available on Disney+.
We will try not to reveal too much, but it will likely be impossible to avoid.
Well, The Book of Boba Fett is finally here, and it seems to be doing pretty well. We will not go into the first episode itself here as there are other places to find that out more about it. Today, we will talk about a particular tie to the prequel era. No, it is not a major character, but he did voice one.
That is right. We are talking about actor Sam Witwer. He is most famous for voicing Darth Maul in Clone Wars, Rebels, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Witwer also had a few more appearances in the Star Wars saga, voicing both Starkiller and Emperor Palpatine in The Force Unleashed, a prominent video game from the Legends continuity. His role in Book of Boba Fett, however, is much more minor, and amounts to little more than a cameo. Still, it is a welcome sight (and sound) to be sure, and definitely an Easter egg that many people did not even notice at first.
Witwer voices the Rodian prisoner during a flashback sequence depicting what Boba Fett was doing between Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian. We will not go into too much detail, but Boba encountered the Rodian after he escaped from the Sarlacc pit. It was not a good time, all things considered.
Of course, Witwer’s role is ultimately minor, so the fact that the Rodian prisoner died is not too much of a spoiler. However, to see (and hear) him in something like this was, as we said before, a welcome sight (and sound), especially considering how iconic his performance has become. It would be interesting if he returned in a bigger role, but in what form?
There is already speculation of where the plot of The Book of Boba Fett will go next, and one of them involves Crimson Dawn from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Of course, since Maul died during Rebels, it is highly unlikely that that will be how and when Witwer returns. You all remember the controversy surrounding the “somehow Palpatine has returned” twist. I doubt they would want to pull something like that again.
If Witwer were to return, it would likely be in a role similar to Matt Lanter’s in The Mandalorian, which is an unrelated minor character who just happens to be played by a Clone Wars alum. Whether it would be a New Republic officer, a member of Boba’s new criminal organization, or even another Rodian is unknown. At this time, it is uncertain if Witwer would even return to this show after the brief cameo in Chapter 1. However, stranger things have happened in the Star Wars universe, and we cannot imagine there would be too much complaining, if it at all. Maul is an iconic character, easily the most famous part of The Phantom Menace, and Witwer’s vocal performance of the character has been praised by many.
The Book of Boba Fett is well underway at this point, with new episodes premiering every Wednesday. We are already on Chapter 3 of the planned seven episodes. This series is only the first of many new Star Wars content slated for 2022.
Before we go, we have one question to ask you. Which Star Wars: The Clone Wars cameo would you want to see in one of these shows? James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, or anyone else? Discussion is always welcome at Culture Slate, and we encourage it through social media. We will see you in our next article!
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Written By Ian Smith
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